TELECOMMUNICATION

  • Experts blame dearth of adequate towers for connectivity problem in mobile phones November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the last few months there has been a sudden spurt in call drops, calls getting interrupted and other such connectivity problems. Experts say the dearth of adequate towers to handle growing cell phone usage is to be blamed. The urge to stay connected is unrelenting. One's voice...
  • RAW wants background check of telcos setting up ILD facility May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agency Research and Analysis Wing has asked the Department of Telecom to make background verification of telecom companies mandatory even before granting them provisional permission for starting international long distance communication services. "R&AW has requested that security clearances from the national security agencies viz, R&AW and IB for...
  • Public WiFi in urban areas part of DoT action plan for Modi government May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has included providing WiFi services in urban areas in the action plan being prepared for the next government headed by Narendra Modi. The DoT has mentioned "WiFi facilities in public places in urban areas and commercial centres" in its agenda for new regime and said...
  • Nokia names Indiaborn Rajeev Suri as new CEO April 29, 2014

    Helsinki: Rajeev Suri will become the new chief executive of Finnish telecommunications gear maker Nokia, the company said on Tuesday, adding that it would return an extra 1 billion euros to shareholders from the sale of its phone unit. Suri, 46, until now led Nokia Solutions and Networks, the smaller...
  • ICAI twoday campus placement programme from February 17 February 3, 2014

    Coimbatore: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will hold a twoday nationwide campus placement programme from February 17. The programme is being held at 16 different locations in India, including Coimbatore, V Murali, Chief Coordinator of Coimbatore, said on Monday. The programme is held twice every year in FebruaryMarch...
  • Government decides to tighten process of accessing phone call record November 19, 2013

    Tightening the process of obtaining telephone call data records (CDRs), the Centre has decided that an officer no less than the rank of Superintendent of Police or above will be authorised to seek such details from telecom operators. The move comes days after three Delhi Police personnel and as many private...
  • Huawei to invest $600 mn in 5G research over next four years November 6, 2013

    Bejing: Huawei Technologies Co will invest at least $600 million in 5G research over the next four years, the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer said in a statement on Wednesday. "While we continue to evolve our existing 4G network capabilities, we plan to invest a minimum of $600 million over the next...
  • Indian youth founder of 'Open Curriculum' wins prestigious UN award October 11, 2013

    United Nations: A young man from India is among 10 people from around the world selected for a prestigious United Nations award in recognition of their work as entrepreneurs and use of technology to change the world. The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union...
  • The Last Word: Can the govt's attempt to attract FDI succeed or is it a forlorn hope? July 17, 2013

    In big ticket reforms push, the government on Tuesday decided to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) in 13 sectors, including 100 per cent in telecom and higher caps in insurance and defence sectors, to boost the sagging economy. Karan Thapar asks a panel of experts whether the government's attempt to...
  • Government hikes FDI in 13 sectors July 17, 2013

    The government on Tuesday decided to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) in 13 sectors, including 100 per cent in telecom and higher caps in insurance and defence sectors, to boost the sagging economy. ...
  • Govt hikes FDI in 13 sectors, blames Opposition for late decision July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday decided to hike Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 13 sectors, including 100 per cent in telecom and higher caps in insurance and defence sectors, to boost the sagging economy. The government's effort to woo investors seems to have come too late as the rupee...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 16, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Government hikes FDI in 13 sectors, clears 100 per cent FDI in telecom July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: In bigticket reforms push, the government on Tuesday decided to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) in 13 sectors, including 100 per cent in telecom and higher caps in insurance and defence sectors, to boost the sagging economy. However, the highlevel meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not...
  • Highlights of key changes in FDI in various sectors July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Following decisions on FDI limits were taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. FDI cap in telecom raised to 100 pc from 74 pc; up to 49 pc through automatic route and beyond via FIPB No change in 49 pc FDI limit in civil aviation...
  • News 360: Govt clears 100 per cent FDI in telecom, say sources July 16, 2013

    In bigticket reforms push, the government on Tuesday decided to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) in 13 sectors....
  • TRAI may get power to penalise the service provider June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has mooted a proposal for giving powers to telecom and broadcasting sectors regulator TRAI to penalise service providers for failing to comply with rules and regulations. The Telecom Ministry in an ongoing interministerial consultation has said that "jurisdiction to impose penalties through a transparent process for...
  • Govt panel for hiking FDI limits in defence, telecom June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A government panel on Tuesday proposed raising foreign investment limits in sectors like defence, multibrand retail and telecommunications, to spur investment in the country and tide over the Current Account Deficit woes. "We have submitted the report to the Finance Minister. Action will be taken on it as...
  • PMLN govt does not intend to block Google: Pak minister June 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Amid reports that Google could be blocked in Pakistan, the country's new IT Minister on Thursday said the PMLN government does not intend to do so and only wishes to have an effective mechanism in place for shutting out blasphemous contents. "PMLN government does not intend to block Google...
  • CJ highlights the communication problem in Ladakh May 20, 2013

    CJ Tashi Namgyal draws attention to the problems with mobile telecommunications in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. He complains about the lack of proper mobile tower facility in the area. ...
  • 'Uncertainty will be resolved, spectrum will be auctioned' March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday expressed confidence that the present uncertainty in the telecom sector will be resolved and spectrum will be auctioned. "For the present there is lot of uncertainty about auction but I am sure that this uncertainty will be resolved and spectrum will be...
  • Spectrum auction base price too high in India: Vodafone CEO February 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Vodafone, which has not applied for taking part in spectrum auction in March, on Tuesday said the reserve price set is too high and the company cannot afford to pay in India where there is uncertainty about airwaves and revenues are low. "The problem is that in India there...
  • CBI registers case against Airtel, Tata, SingTel for flouting telecom department norms February 24, 2013

    The CBI has registered a case against Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications Ltd for allegedly violating norms set down by the telecom department. The CBI claims it found that the companies had an arrangement with Singapore Telecom for international call facilities. ...
  • CBI registers case against Airtel, Tata, SingTel February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI has registered a case in a Delhi court against Bharti Airtel Ltd, Tata Communication Ltd and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd for allegedly causing a loss of nearly Rs 48 crore to the government since 2004 by illegally providing international long distance (ILD) services. All the three telecom companies...
  • Rates of Internet and broadband services may go up February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Industry body ISPAI today said that rates of internet and broadband services may go up under new licenses framework due to high entry fee proposed by Department of Telecommunications (DoT). DoT has proposed to charge onetime entry of Rs 15 crore for a national...
  • DoT orders blocking of 73 URLs with content critical of IIPM: Report February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The news of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) reportedly asking Internet service providers to block access to 78 URLs from India had the Indian cyberspace abuzz. According to a DoT directive dated February 14, 2013, addressed to all Internet service licensees, accessed by MediaNama, a website that covers...
  • 2G: SC dismisses pleas of A Raja, telecom companies February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed curative petitions of several telecom firms for reexamination of its verdict cancelling 122 2G spectrum licences allocated during tenure of former telecom minister A Raja. The court also denied permission to Raja to file his curative petition. The companies whose petitions were...
  • 'Close' asteroid may miss Earth but could disrupt telecommunication February 12, 2013

    London: An asteroid due to whizz past the Earth this week could take out vital telecommunications satellites, scientists warn. They are sure there is no chance of the 45.7 metre wide space rock hitting the planet. However, there is a remote possibility that it could collide with one of more...
  • New H.265 video format approved by UN January 28, 2013

    Geneva: The UN telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files. The International Telecommunication Union says the format, or codec, known as H.265 would require just half the amount of data needed by...
  • Bharti Infratel to tap markets with biggest IPO in 2 years November 23, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Bharti Infratel Ltd, the telecommunications tower arm of India's Bharti Airtel Ltd, is likely to launch its initial public offering to raise up to $900 million (approx Rs 4,993 crore) on December 10, sources said, in what will be the country's biggest IPO in two years. The offer...
  • World has 6 billion mobile phone subscribers: UN October 12, 2012

    Geneva: The world now has nearly as many mobile phone subscriptions as inhabitants. The UN telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 roughly one for 86 of every 100 people. In a report Thursday, the International Telecommunication Union said China alone accounted for...